Renewable Energy

Politics

What’s really funny: Taking the oil industry’s word on its job creation

If you've seen the video lampooning what counts as a green job, consider this: what does the industry count in its job numbers? They'll never tell.

Politics

‘Secret’ talks will fix budget — right after the election

But there is good news: Delaware's junior senator wants to include discussion of an intricate system for indirectly funding renewables!

Politics

Meet renewable energy’s new ally

Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way up front. The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is an incentive provided to energy producers equal to 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, adjusted annually for inflation. If you generate electricity using a renewable system — geothermal, wind, solar, etc. — you’re eligible. For now, anyway. The credit is expiring for most forms of energy creation at the end of 2013. For wind, it’s up at the end of 2012. Which has wind energy producers understandably nervous. But don’t worry, wind energy producers! Karl Rove has your back!

Election 2012

Lay off the Konarka: Dem energy message risks defeating Dem energy message

The Democrats' "all of the above" energy message is an effective one. Their "Romney backed a solar clunker too" message is not.

Politics

The top five things voters need to know about conservatives and climate change

There's been a recent surge of stories about conservatives and climate change in the mainstream media. But oddly, none of them tell voters what they most need to know on the subject. It's time for a primer.

Renewable Energy

The new new hydropower: Small-scale turbines have big potential

Move over, big-ass dams. Hydropower is getting a makeover thanks to a new type of hydrokinetic turbine that runs in canals and spillways.

Renewable Energy

The truth about renewable energy: Inexpensive, reliable, and inexhaustible

Don't believe the common myths about renewable energy. Real-world experience is shattering long-held assumptions every day.

Energy Policy

Senate Republicans join House in second-guessing military leaders on biofuels

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to prevent the military from pursuing biofuels initiatives. So much for energy security and patriotism.

Renewable Energy

The promise and peril of a military shift to biofuels

The U.S. military's most audacious green initiative is trying to find biofuels to power its fleets. The effort could transform markets ... but it also poses big risks.

Got 2.7 seconds?

We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.

×